= I =
iron box n.
[Unix/Internet] A special environment set up to
trap a cracker logging in over remote connections long enough
to be traced. May include a modified shell restricting the
cracker's movements in unobvious ways, and `bait' files designed
to keep him interested and logged on. See also back door,
firewall machine, Venus flytrap, and Clifford Stoll's
account in "The Cuckoo's Egg" of how he made and used
one (see the Bibliography in Appendix C). Compare padded cell, honey pot.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.